Watch Again

Epic Yellowstone:

Why 1995 Was a Big Year for Grey Wolves in Yellowstone

Watch More
back to video

»Return of the Predators

Why 1995 Was a Big Year for Grey Wolves in Yellowstone

Short | 03:58

A century ago in Yellowstone, predators such as wolves were viewed as the enemy of progress and were hunted to near extinction. But in 1995, a bold new plan to reintroduce them was put into place.

On TV

    • Tomorrow
    • 5:00am
    Aug 24
    • Wednesday
    • 9:00pm
    Aug 28
    • Thursday
    • 12:00am
    Aug 29

More About This episode

For decades, Yellowstone National Park's ecosystem was out of balance. Its wolves had vanished, and its grizzly bears were pushed to the edge of extinction. Now, through conservation efforts and one of the most ambitious restoration projects in history, the carnivores have returned in record numbers. Host Bill Pullman gives you an up-close look into nature's dramas over the course of a year.

Ways to Watch

Buy this show from any of these distributors

Have Smithsonian Channel through your TV provider?

Watch this episode online now.

Return to Video Page